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SSD's

Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:55 pm

All I can say is "Wow".
Got me an Asus Notebook TP300L a little more than a year ago with a 500gig HD, 6gig Ram and Window10.
It ran not too bad, a little sluggish compared to my desktop.
I decided to replace the HD with a SSD which, from past experience with the desktop, improves the performance.
So, got me a Crucial 500 gig SSD and installed it on the notebook and re-installed Windows10.
Set the Set Up (bios) to legacy mode, installed BIBM and booted the notebook.
What an improvement in speed! It is now pretty well as fast as my desktop.
I'm sure sold on SSD's. The price has come down quite a bit.

The only thing that irks me with this whole process is the fact that you have to purchase a new Windows install.
This is like buying a new car and then a year or so later you decide to put in a different motor but with the same transmission mount.
But then they force you to buy a new transmission as well.
And this, in my opinion, is how Microsoft operates.

Bernard

Re: SSD's

Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:29 am

Are you sure there is not a way to avoid that problem? By that token, it
would seem that even a new HDD would do the same thing?
Many are getting SSD's and not reporting this.
Mary

On 2/17/2016 2:55 PM, novice wrote:
> All I can say is "Wow".
> Got me an Asus Notebook TP300L a little more than a year ago with a 500gig HD, 6gig Ram and Window10.
> It ran not too bad, a little sluggish compared to my desktop.
> I decided to replace the HD with a SSD which, from past experience with the desktop, improves the performance.
> So, got me a Crucial 500 gig SSD and installed it on the notebook and re-installed Windows10.
> Set the Set Up (bios) to legacy mode, installed BIBM and booted the notebook.
> What an improvement in speed! It is now pretty well as fast as my desktop.
> I'm sure sold on SSD's. The price has come down quite a bit.
>
> The only thing that irks me with this whole process is the fact that you have to purchase a new Windows install.
> This is like buying a new car and then a year or so later you decide to put in a different motor but with the same transmission mount.
> But then they force you to buy a new transmission as well.
> And this, in my opinion, is how Microsoft operates.
>
> Bernard
>
>

Re: SSD's

Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi Mary,
Yes, a new hard drive would be the same from my experience.
I purchased this Asus Notebook from a well known computer chain here in Canada called Memory Express.
The people there told me that if I were to replace the drive the OS would be lost and has to be re-installed at my expense.
In other words, I would have to purchase another license from Microsoft.
Although, I do admit, I didn't pursue this with Microsoft itself thinking that the Memory Express people know what they are talking about.

Anyway, I'm happy with my new drive on this laptop.
Have you tried any SSD's?

Bernard

Re: SSD's

Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:36 pm

Create an image and see if a restore to the new drive will work.
The worst that will happen is you will need to delete it.

Make sure you have your old drive handy until finished.

I don't want to do anything that might require major work on this
computer. No SSD for now.

They have made the new units much harder to upgrade or even to replace
something like memory or hard drive by requiring the removal of the
motherboard to do it. Some batteries are not replaceable by the owner.

I will be cautious for now.

On 2/18/2016 5:15 PM, novice wrote:
> Hi Mary,
> Yes, a new hard drive would be the same from my experience.
> I purchased this Asus Notebook from a well known computer chain here in Canada called Memory Express.
> The people there told me that if I were to replace the drive the OS would be lost and has to be re-installed at my expense.
> In other words, I would have to purchase another license from Microsoft.
> Although, I do admit, I didn't pursue this with Microsoft itself thinking that the Memory Express people know what they are talking about.
>
> Anyway, I'm happy with my new drive on this laptop.
> Have you tried any SSD's?
>
> Bernard
>
>

Re: SSD's

Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:58 pm

novice wrote:

> The only thing that irks me with this whole process is the fact that you
> have to purchase a new Windows install.


Bernard,

I don't think that is correct. Replacing a drive with a new drive doesn't require a new OS license. As long as you are using the same OS as was on the old drive.

Re: SSD's

Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:53 pm

Without some way to reinstall Windows or an image you may be pretty
stuck with a new drive. So many backups are on the hard drive itself
with no separate media.


On 2/18/2016 5:58 PM, Brian K wrote:
> novice wrote:
>
>> The only thing that irks me with this whole process is the fact

that you
>> have to purchase a new Windows install.
>
>
> Bernard,
>
> I don't think that is correct. Replacing a drive with a new drive

doesn't require a new OS license. As long as you are using the same

OS as was on the old drive.
>
>

Re: SSD's

Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:07 am

Maybe the OP (Bernard) didn't have the installation media for Windows, or maybe he had only the recovery media (not a regular Windows *installer*).

If that was the case, and if the Windows (or the recovery image) he had did not include drivers for SSD, then he wouldn't be able to just copy the partition to the new SSD, or more precisely, he could copy the partition, but it wouldn't boot (since the Windows didn't have drivers for the SSD).
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